Busy bee re­vamps high school

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Fortes­cue Met­als Group held its sixth an­nual work­ing bee in Roe­bourne this month, bring­ing to­gether more than 100 vol­un­teers to make over Roe­bourne District High School.

The work­ing bee saw Fortes­cue em­ploy­ees and their fam­i­lies, teach­ers, par­ents and chil­dren of the school, lo­cal com­mu­nity mem­bers and Aus­tralian men’s hockey team player Joel Car­rol re­vi­talise the school grounds with paint­ing, landscaping, re­pairs and main­te­nance.

Fortes­cue chief ex­ec­u­tive Nev Power said the week­end demon­strated Fortes­cue’s com­mit­ment to build­ing stronger com­mu­ni­ties.

“By work­ing to­gether to make Roe­bourne District High School a vi­brant and wel­com­ing en­vi­ron­ment, we are mak­ing a real dif­fer­ence to the stu­dents’ lives, as well as show­ing them what can be achieved with team­work and de­ter­mi­na­tion,” he said.

Pil­bara MLA Kevin Michel said the Roe­bourne work­ing bee brought the com­mu­nity to­gether.

“It was great to get out and get my hands dirty for such a wor­thy cause, while also meet­ing so many peo­ple who are the back­bone of the Roe­bourne com­mu­nity,” he said.

Mr Michel kept him­self busy with tree stump­ing, mulching gar­dens, weed­ing and rak­ing, as well as gath­er­ing and un­load­ing sand and con­crete waste.

The an­nual work­ing bee co­in­cided with a do­na­tion of six wash­ing ma­chines and six dry­ers to Yind­jibarndi el­ders by the Kangi Vil­lage at Fortes­cue’s Solomon Hub.

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